Join IHI for 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide, plus nearly 6,000 physicians, nurses, quality leaders, administrators, front-line staff, researchers, public health and community leaders, quality and safety professionals, patients and patient advocates, and students sharing best approaches to improve the health and health care of patients and communities.



The 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care


Sunday, December 4 – Wednesday, December 7, 2016
(Keynote addresses take place on December 6 and 7)


Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida






Health systems today are working on providing the safest care possible while also offering better quality, a better experience, and greater value to payers and patients alike. At the same time, health care providers are increasingly focused on population health in order to have a much greater impact on the health of patients and communities. To do this well requires a much broader lens and new partnerships with those who have experience addressing the social and economic needs of individuals and communities along with health inequities. All these actors and issues will be part of the 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care as the improvement community comes together to learn from one another and to develop more inclusive and expansive strategies to support better health and health care and to achieve equity.


  • Five diverse keynote presentations: Hear from Derek Feeley, President and CEO of IHI; Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, IHI, and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Captain Scott Kelly, NASA astronaut; Abraham Verghese, MD, nationally bestselling author and prominent voice in medicine; and leaders from Orlando Health who will for the first time reflect on their response to the tragedy that unfolded at Pulse Nightclub this June.
  • Health and health care leaders, patient advocates, students, and others: Expand your network of expert sources. Meet with leaders from IHI and around the world to discuss new quality and safety efforts underway today, and the key improvement priorities leading hospitals, health systems, community health organizations, and allied professionals into 2017.
  • More than 100 sessions: Learn from exemplars and improvement advisors who will demonstrate how organizations can reduce disparities, work to achieve equity, and deliver high-value health care to diverse populations; use improvement science to build reliable processes without overloading staff or increasing workflow burdens; identify how the values and techniques of global health could contribute to achieving the Triple Aim in the US; increase staff engagement and foster joy in work; and partner with public health practices and community-level stakeholders to implement evidence-based upstream interventions that create and reinforce healthier lifestyles. Browse sessions here.
  • Hundreds of quality improvement storyboards: Review the leading quality and patient safety initiatives of 2016 from around the world to learn what worked, what didn’t, and how organizations plan to tackle the next set of complexities and challenges waiting for them back home.
  • Exhibit hall: Check out the more than 130 companies showcasing products and services that assist health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of patient care.

A Sample of Sessions:

  • Advancing Health Care for the Transgender Community
  • Can Improvement Cause Harm? Ethical Issues in Quality Improvement
  • Exploring the Challenge of Low Volume Surgery and Quality
  • Disruptive Innovations: Self Care and Health Equity
  • Reliable Diagnosis and Tracking in Primary Care
  • Are We Improving the Patient Experience?
  • ACO, P4P, MACRA: From Acronyms to the Triple Aim
  • A Systems Approach to the Opioid Crisis
  • Understanding Top Health IT Safety Hazards
  • Food, Heat, Housing: A Path to Addressing Social Needs
  • Around the World in Mental Health Improvement
  • Building Joy in Work
  • Innovating Upstream: Population Health and Maternity Medical Homes
  • Tools to Reduce Unconscious Bias in Decision Making


To register, visit


For press credentials or additional media information, contact Joanna Clark at CXO Communication,

About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHI is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with visionaries, leaders, and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator, convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, we are the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the better. To advance our mission, IHI’s work is focused in five key areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and Triple Aim for Populations. Learn more at


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Press passes are now available for IHI's 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, December 4-7 in Orlando, Florida. Contact for details.


CXO Communication
Joanna Clark, 207-712-1404